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Select Russian River Cruises

Setting sail on a luxury cruise liner down the dazzling Volga River is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Cruises begin in Russia's breathtaking capitals: either Moscow or St. Petersburg and make stops in the country's genuine hidden gems along the way, uncovering unexplored cities and places. Each day, surrounded by undisturbed beauty and filled with entertainment, reveals new destinations like Uglich, Kizhi Island or Mandrogi. Yet which cruise liner to choose? Here's our guide to Russian cruise ships.
Volga Dream ship

5 starsMS Volga Dream

Volga Dream is the world-famous 5-star cruise liner and the best choice for those who love to travel with luxury. This pearl white beauty can accommodate up to 109 passengers at a time, providing them with spacious high-comfort cabins that feature flat-screen satellite television and WiFi.

Cabin sizes: from 69 ft2 to 260 ft2

Special features: 7 cabin types, craft crew of 60, entertaining evenings, lectures by professors from top Universities of Russia.

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MS Rostropovich ship

4 starsMS Rostropovich

The MS Rostropovich has sailed on Russian waterways for more than 20 years and has been often compared to the outstanding great conductor it was named after. With a capability to hold 212 passengers, the 5-star ship is a perfect combination of comfort and a royal touch.

Cabin sizes: from 126 ft2 to 204 ft2

Special features: 4 decks, 5 cabin types, 2 restaurants, lounge, conference hall with lectures, hair salon, medical room and gym.

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MS Chernishevsky ship

4 starsMS Chernishevsky

The MS Chernishevsky cruise ship is the embodiment of comfort and lux on Russian waterways. The ship features all types of accommodation for 228 travelers and a wide range of first-class services and facilities onboard.

Cabin sizes: from 102 ft2 to 320 ft2

Special features: 6 cabin categories, 2 restaurants, conference hall, sauna, swimming pool with a bar, souvenir shop.

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Lev Tolstoy ship

4 starsMS Tolstoy

The 4-star MS Tolstoy cruise ship is indeed "the golden mean" of Russian cruise liners. The ship that carries the name of a legendary Russian author has many advantages, it can carry over 160 travelers that stay in renewed cabins with all necessities.

Cabin sizes: from 102 ft2 to 309 ft2

Special features: 6 cabin categories, on board medical and laundry services, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a beauty salon, sauna, reading room, observation lounge.

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Give yourself a treat by setting off on the vacation of your dream and no matter which ship you choose, cruising Russia is in itself an unforgettable experience!